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Park history of Yokohama

Last update date March 19, 2019

Yokohama is the birthplace of park in Japan.
The origin begins in Yamate Park having been established as park for exclusive use of residence foreigner on June 4, 1870 (Meiji 3).
History of this park revised part of made chronological table with having reached the 120th anniversary from birth of park in Yokohama-shi in 1990 (Heisei 2).

Chronological table
History of park Year Social conditions
1667 (Kanbun 7) Yoshidashinden inning completion
1853 (kieigen) years Perry visit to a shore
1854 (Ansei 1) The Convention of Kanagawa
1859 (Ansei 6) The Yokohama opening of a port
1867 (Keio 3) Restoration of the Imperial rule
1868 (Meiji 1) The Meiji Restoration
Park setting for foreign settlement 1869 (Meiji 2) It is turned on gaslight by Honchodori others
Telegraphic communication opening between Yokohama - Tokyo
Yamate Park establishment 1870 (Meiji 3) The Goethe-za opening
1872 (Meiji 5) Railroad opening between Yokohama - Shimbashi
Large politicians and bureaucrats administrative order about park establishment 1873 (Meiji 6)
This side and that park (the existing Yokohama Park ) establishment 1876 (Meiji 9)
1887 (Meiji 20) Yokohama modern water supply completion
1889 (Meiji 22) Yokohama-shi birth (the municipal organization enforcement)
san*en (the outside site) opening of the park (we release current outer garden area) 1906 (Meiji 39)
Kamonyama Park establishment 1914 (Taisho 3)
Earthquake disaster revival 1923 (Taisho 12) The Great Kanto Earthquake
Nogeyama Park establishment 1926 (Taisho 15)
1928 (Showa 3) Yokohama Station starts a business in the present location
Yokohama City Jido-yuenchi Park establishment 1929 (Showa 4)
Yamashita Park, Motomachi Park, Kanagawa Park establishment 1930 (Showa 5)
1935 (Showa 10) Revival memory Yokohama University exhibition holding
Giraffe garden establishment 1937 (Showa 12)
We establish Tokiwa Park as air defense green tract of land 1942 (Showa 17)
We establish Gumyoji Park as air defense green tract of land 1943 (Showa 18)
We establish Tsunashima Park as air defense green tract of land 1944 (Showa 19)
The park requisition by occupation army 1945 (Showa 20) The end of the war
Mitsuzawa Park establishment 1949 (Showa 24) Trade exhibition in Japan is held
(oyamosankoen, Sorimachi Park)
Nogeyama Zoo (the outside site), amusement park establishment 1951 (Showa 26) Yokohama-shi a population of 1 million people breakthrough
The tenth national polity holding (osan tsu swamp Park) 1955 (Showa 30)
The city park method enforcement (existing law)
Nojimakoen establishment
1956 (Showa 31)
We released the san*en (the outside site) inner gardens 1958 (Showa 33)
Park protection society start 1961 (Showa 36)
Harbor View Park (Minato-no-Mieru Oka Koen) establishment 1962 (Showa 37)
Sorimachi Park establishment 1963 (Showa 38)
1964 (Showa 39) Tokaido Shinkansen opening
The Tokyo Olympics
157 Yokohama-shi exhibition parks, 147ha in area 1965 (Showa 40)
Honmoku Citizen Park establishment 1969 (Showa 44)
1970 (Showa 45) Osaka World Exposition
Yokohama-shi a population of 2 million people breakthrough
Kodomo Natural Park establishment 1972 (Showa 47)
The regulations establishment to make green environment, and to bring up
Kuraki Park establishment
1973 (Showa 48) The first oil crisis
552 Yokohama-shi exhibition parks, 309ha in area
Tomioka General Park establishment
1975 (Showa 50)
Negishi Forest Park establishment 1977 (Showa 52)
Odori Park establishment 1978 (Showa 53) The Yokohama Stadium opening
Yokohama-shi child botanical garden (the outside site) establishment 1979 (Showa 54)
Konandai Chuo Park establishment 1980 (Showa 55)
Green master plan development 1981 (Showa 56)
Kanazawa nature park, Kaiko Hiroba establishment 1982 (Showa 57)
1,239 Yokohama-shi exhibition parks, 609ha in area 1985 (Showa 60) Yokohama-shi a population of 3 million people breakthrough
Marine Park establishment 1988 (Showa 63)
Grand Mall Park, Misono Park establishment 1989 (Heisei 1) The Yokohama exhibition start

Yokohama Bay Bridge opening

1,675 Yokohama-shi exhibition parks, 883ha in area 1990 (Heisei 2) Osaka international flower and green exhibition
Maioka Park establishment 1992 (Heisei 4)
Gate of a tenement house style park establishment 1993 (Heisei 5) Hakkeijima establishment
2,022 Yokohama-shi exhibition parks, 1,125ha in area 1995 (Heisei 7) The Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake
Yokohama-shi master plans for parks and open spaces development 1997 (Heisei 9)
Shin-Yokohama Park (the outside site) establishment 1998 (Heisei 10)
Forest Park establishment of Yokohama animal,
Yokohama Zoo (ZOORASIA (outside site)) some opening of the park
1999 (Heisei 11)
Hongo wisteria mountain Park establishment (Kyudo ground setting) 2000 (Heisei 12)
Hongo, Seya Park establishment 2002 (Heisei 14) The FIFA World Cup Japan and Korea cosponsorship
(Yokohama International Stadium the final venue)
Jingashita Keikoku Park establishment 2004 (Heisei 16)
Yokohama-shi water and master plans for parks and open spaces development
Genkaida Park establishment
2007 (Heisei 19)
Matano Park, Chigasaki ruins of a castle park establishment 2008 (Heisei 20)
Yokohama green up plan (new expansion measure) development
American mountain Park, Niiharu Satoyama Park, Tanimoto Park establishment
2009 (Heisei 21)
Hill Park establishment of Tachibana 2011 (Heisei 23) The Great East Japan Earthquake
Matanobettei Garden establishment 2013 (Heisei 25)
2016 (Heisei 28) The 33rd whole country urban greening Yokohama fair holding

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